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Japan and China: Mutual Representations in the Modern Era

by Matsuda Wataru & Joshua A. Fogel

This volume ties together the histories of Japan and China for the modern period prior to the 20th century. The chapters look at Chinese and Japanese works which were written in response to events in the...


Cohesion & Discipline in Legislatures

by Reuven Y. Hazan

The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason...


A Japanese Advertising Agency: An Anthropology of Media and Markets

by Brian Moeran

This is the only book of its kind - written by an anthropologist who spent twelve months doing fieldwork in a major Tokyo agency and who has spent the past 30 years studying and living in Japan.

By examining...


Conceptualizing Cultural and Social Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: A European Perspective

by Michelle Pace & Tobias Schumacher

Previously published as a special issue of Mediterranean Politics, this collection critically analyzes the dynamics and complexities of the wider Euro-Mediterranean area on the basis of individual theory-informed...


The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism: Two Works by Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

by John O'Kane & Bernd Radtke

This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God).


Miraculous Stories from the Japanese Buddhist Tradition: The Nihon Ryoiki of the Monk Kyokai

by Kyoko Motomuchi Nakamura

This is the first collection of Buddhist legends in Japan, and these stories form the repertoire of miraculous events and moral examples that later Buddhist priests used for preaching to the people. As Kyokai...


China: A Cultural and Historical Dictionary

by Michael Dillon

Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present...


Dimensions of Counter-Insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice

by Tim Benbow & Rod Thornton

The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely...


The Quran: A New Interpretation: In English with Arabic Text

by M. B. Behbudi & Dr Colin Turner

This new rendering of the Holy Quran into the English language is the first of its kind, since it is a combination of translation and exegesis in which the author 'opens out' the verses of the Holy Book to reveal...


Entertainment Media in Indonesia

by Mark Hobart & Richard Fox

Entertainment media now comprise one of the world's largest industries, yet they remain one of the least studied aspects of contemporary mass media. Every day hundreds of millions of people watch television...


Gay and Lesbian Parenting: New Directions

by Fiona Tasker & Jerry J. Bigner

A new, multidisciplinary look at GLBT parenting

Over the past 30 years, research on gay and lesbian parents has produced findings that challenge deeply rooted beliefs in child psychology about the processes...


The Selfless Mind: Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism

by Peter Harvey

This careful analysis of early Buddhist thought opens out a perspective in which no permanent Self is accepted, but a rich analysis of changing and potent mental processes is developed. It explores issues relating...


Al-Hallaj

by Herbert I. W. Mason

The life and teachings of Islam's most dramatic and controversial mystic, Husayn ibn Mansur, better known as Al-Hallaj (the reader of hearts).


Immigration Policy in Europe: The Politics of Control

by Virginie Guiraudon & Gallya Lahav

Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control.

In exploring...


Innovations in Urban Politics

by Dr Jonathan S. Davies

Previously published as a special issue of Policy Studies, this volume demonstrates the vitality of the field of urban politics and presents future challenges for urban political research in the years ahead....


Intellectuals and Cultural Policy

by Jeremy Ahearne & Oliver Bennett

Intellectuals and policy analysts might appear to inhabit two different worlds. Intellectuals aspire to articulate issues of universal concern; policy analysts attend to the detail of specific measures and programmes....


Tales from the Masnavi

by A. J Arberry

The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes...


The Twilight Language

by Roderick Bucknell & Martin Stuart-Fox

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Laws of the Qoran

by Robert Roberts

First published in 1995


Studies in the Middle Way: Being Thoughts on Buddhism Applied

by Christmas Humphreys

Emphasizes the inner life as a constant moving on and the mover as a pilgrim travelling along an ancient Way. This Way to ultimate Reality was called by Gautama the Buddha the Middle Way, the path between the...